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Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais wins 'best small town in Midwest' contest

On April 28, it was announced that Grand Marais was voted the winner of the “Best Midwestern Small Town” contest sponsored by 10 Best Readers’ Choice, a division of the travel arm of


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Rob Ecklund on lead shot, two lines and imported minnows

The House has a bill that would prevent the DNR from issuing new rules restricting lead shot.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep.


More ice than snow is in the forecast -- drive with care!

National Weather Service issues ice storm warning

The National Weather Service has announced that the Northland will see a complex weather situation tonight and Wednesday.


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YMCA director talks daycare, taxes in Cook County

YMCA Executive Director Emily Marshall sat down with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs to talk about daycare at the local facility, Cooperation Station and what the daycare situation in Cook County means fo


Cook County Sheriffs Department

A Look at the law enforcement log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from April 10 to 16. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


Listening to the radio in the kitchen

Weekend News Roundup for April 22

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A Grand Marais daycare center is closing. College student fees may become optional.


Cook County Ambulance at a recent fire scene

Cook County Ambulance asks for help

At the last meeting of the board of North Shore Health, members of the Cook County Ambulance squad shared concerns about the on-going shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs).  


March for Science event in Grand Marais - April 22

Local biologists Ann Belleman and Jean Cochrane spoke with WTIP's Martha Marnocha about Saturday morning's March for Science in Grand Marais.


North Shore Health

Hospital board hears need for EMTs, construction update and art for wallspace

Some EMTs are concerned about the increase in ambulance runs, but no increase in EMTs.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with North Shore Health administrator Kimber Wraalstad on the need for EMTs